Agri-Mark is a dairy farmer cooperative that is the largest supplier of farm fresh milk in New England. Agri-Mark markets more than 300 million gallons of farm fresh milk each year. The cooperative’s roots date back to 1916, with the formation of its predecessor, the New England Milk Producers Association. In 1980 the company became Agri-Mark.
Fast forward to the 1990s, where Agri-Mark merged with Cabot Creamery Cooperative, ensuring that the trusted brand, Cabot, would remain in the hands of Northeast dairy farmers. In 2003, the company merged with Chateaugay Cooperative in New York, and acquired the assets of McCadam Cheese, including a plant located in Chateaugay. McCadam is the manufacturer of award-winning cheese such as New York Cheddar, Muenster and European-type cheeses. Agri-Mark employees use its farmers’ high quality milk and create the company’s products such as Cabot and McCadam dairy products.
The cooperative owns and operates four dairy plants in the United States: two in Vermont, one in Massachusetts and one in New York. In addition to Cabot’s and McCadam’s branded products, Agri-Mark also manufactures condensed blends for ice cream, bakery items, bulk cheese, butter, non-fat milk powder and whey products. These products are used for a variety of food service and ingredient uses.
Agri-Mark’s staff is the largest staff of milk quality specialists in the Northeast. The company’s field representatives work with farmers on a daily basis to ensure that federal, state and cooperative regulatory rules are being met.
Agri-Mark brands include Cabot Creamery Cooperative, McCadam Cheese and Agri-Mark Whey and Dairy Proteins.